Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power. Alfred Tennyson
To lead the people walk behind them. Lao-Tzu
A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they’d like to be chief. There’s been a change in the limits people see. Wilma Pearl Mankiller
There are two things people want more than sex and money—recognition and praise. Mary Kay Ash
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself. Proverb
There are too many chiefs and not enough indians. Proverb
There are no small parts, only small actors. Proverb
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Proverb
December's Capricorn new Moon falls on December 22 in Australia and December 21 in the United States. This new Moon is smack on the Solstice - absolutely smack on it. We are being asked to gather up our strength, to stand strong within our sense of self determination, self confidence and being ready to lead the charge towards the things we want in life. This new Moon occurs right when Saturn - the ruler of this Capricorn new Moon - is leaving Scorpio and going into Sagittarius. The last few years have seen Saturn going through Scorpio, and for many, and for the world, it has been a rather difficult, confronting period. Hopefully, Saturn's sojourn through Sagittarius will be an easier ride. At the very least, we can hope for a less intense time. This new Moon's energy takes us into 2015, so, it seems that standing up, standing tall and taking on your own individual power is one of the major messages as we move into the new year.
The Sabian Symbol for this new Moon (and the solstice) is Capricorn 1: An Indian Chief Claims Recognition and Power From the Assembled Tribe. The following is from my book - The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom.